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    • Speak

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Mandy Siegfried
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 900
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 904

    From her first moment at Merryweather High, Melinda Sordino knows she's an outcast. She busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, a major infraction in high-school society, so her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't know glare at her. She retreats into her head, where the lies and hypocrisies of high school stand in stark relief to her own silence, making her all the more mute.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth the purchase

    • By Kimberly on 11-28-07

    Regular price: $20.95

    • Chains

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Madison Leigh
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 880
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 766
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 769

    Freedom. In 1776 New England, that word is on everyone's lips. But for 13-year-old Isabel the word holds a different meaning, especially after the only mistress she has ever known dies, and instead of receiving the freedom promised, she and her sister are sold to the Locktons, a wealthy New York family. In a matter of hours Isabel has to leave Rhode Island for the hustle and bustle of colonial New York City - a community divided and caught up in the American colonies struggle for independence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Historical Fiction for All Ages

    • By EmilyA on 04-29-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Fever 1793

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Bailey Carr
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out. Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie's world upside down. At her feverish mother's insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city frantic with disease.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By Jessie on 02-23-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Forge

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Tim Cain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    The young soldiers at Valley Forge are suffering from hunger, cold, and the threat of the British army. Their newly forged bonds of friendship might be enough to help them survive. But the chains of Curzon’s past threaten to shackle him again. Surrounded by the fires of ignorance, mistrust, and greed, Curzon can’t risk sharing his deadly secrets with anyone. Does he have the mettle to hold on to his freedom? To claim his rightful place as an American?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great😝

    • By Michelle on 03-27-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Wintergirls

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jeannie Stith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 266
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 209

    Lia and Cassie were best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies. But now Cassie is dead. Lia's mother is busy saving other people's lives.Her father is away on business. Her stepmother is clueless. And the voice inside Lia's head keeps telling her to remain in control, stay strong, lose more, weigh less. If she keeps on going this way - thin, thinner, thinnest - maybe she'll disappear altogether.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Haunting

    • By AudiobookWorm on 08-11-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Twisted

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    High-school senior Tyler Miller used to be the kind of guy who faded into the background. But ever since he got busted for spraying graffiti on the school, and spent the summer doing outdoor work to pay for it, he stands out like you wouldn't believe. His new physique attracts the attention of queen bee Bethany Milbury, who just happens to be Tyler's secret crush. And that sets off a string of events and changes that have Tyler questioning his place in the school, in his family, and in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Anonymous User on 04-24-18

    Regular price: $26.60

    • The Impossible Knife of Memory

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Luke Daniels
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 226

    Despite my best intentions, I was beginning to understand how my dad saw the world. The shadows haunting every living thing. The secrets inside the lies wrapped in bullshit. Even Gracie’s box of pills was beginning to make sense. For the past five years, Hayley Kincain and her father, Andy, have been on the road, trying to outrun the memories that haunt them both. They moved back to Andy’s hometown to try a “normal” life, but the horrors he saw in the war threaten to destroy their lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful and Riveting

    • By The Reading Date on 02-25-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Ashes

    • Seeds of America, Book 3
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Siiri Scott
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon have narrowly escaped Valley Forge - but their relief is short-lived. Before long they are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel's little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern state - where bounty hunters are thick as flies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent conclusion to the series!

    • By Marethyu on 03-08-17

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Left Behind

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Bailey Carr
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    When Sunita joins Dr. Gabe and another Vet Volunteer on a house call at a local horse farm, she is concerned to discover a lone lamb housed in one of the stalls. She knows that sheep are flock animals and that without other sheep and lambs around, this little lamb will not thrive. Can she and her fellow Vet Volunteers help educate the owner and find a new home for it with others of its kind?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narration is so bad it ruined this book for us.

    • By Kerry Gorgone on 08-14-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Treading Water

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Julia Farhat
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    When the Vet Volunteers find some abandoned ducklings, they know there's no time to lose. Without a mother, the ducklings must learn to swim on their own. But where did they come from? When Brenna and the rest of the Volunteers learn that the ducklings are abandoned Easter pets, they hatch a plan to educate their community about baby animals - but they also must teach the ducklings to swim before it's too late.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Fight for Life

    • Vet Volunteers
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Emma Woodbine
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Maggie MacKenzie is great with dogs, but her homework is out of control. Dr. Mac, her veterinarian grandmother, puts her on a short leash until her grades improve. Four new volunteers show up to help Gran in the clinic, but none of themknows a boxer from a pug. When the clinic is flooded with sick and dying puppies, Maggie has to find a way to help, no matter what Gran says. Maggie is sure it can't be a conicidence - somebody must be running a puppy mill. If she doesn't find it soon, more puppies will die!

    Regular price: $6.26

    • Storm Rescue

    • Vet Volunteers
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Lauren Davis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Sunita Patel is book smart and good with cats. When a hurricane approaches, Sunita realizes that Lucy, a diabetic cat with a broken leg, is in danger, along with her owner, Mrs. Clark. When the vets are called out on emergency, the evacuation starts. Will Sunita be able to save Lucy or will she be a scaredy-cat?

    Regular price: $6.26

    • Trapped

    • Vet Volunteers, Book 8
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Karen Bjornsti
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Someone's been setting animal traps in the nature preserve behind Brenna's house. She and her older brother, Sage, are furious - not only is that illegal, it's hurting and killing defenseless animals where they should be safe. They both want to do something, but Brenna's worried that Sage may have some really extreme plans in mind. Can she rein him in?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-13-18

    Regular price: $6.26

    • Helping Hands

    • Vet Volunteers, Book 15
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Jules and Josh are so excited when their parents hire ponies to attract customers to their sidewalk sale. But the Vet Volunteers notice that the ponies don't seem to be very healthy, and after an examination, they learn that the handler, Gus, has been mistreating them. Can the Vet Volunteers help the ponies get well and find a better life for them?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Me,a animal lover who loves animals most

    • By Kansas TZM2001 on 05-31-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Manatee Blues

    • Vet Volunteers
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Karen Bjornsti
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Dr. Mac has brought Brenna, Maggie, and Zoe to Florida to visit her friend Gretchen, a marine biologist who runs a manatee rescue center that's in desperate need of money. Brenna's immediately drawn to the endangered, gentle giants, and wants to do whatever she can to help them - and the center. But is she causing trouble where she wants to help?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story and reading style

    • By Net Shopper on 06-23-15

    Regular price: $6.26

    • Masks

    • Vet Volunteers
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Sunita loves her cat, Mittens, just as much as she loves volunteering at Dr. Mac's veterinary clinic. But when Mittens eats some yarn from her Halloween costume and becomes ill, Sunita wonders if she is cut out to work for a vet after all. She tries her hand at working in a research lab but discovers that animals are used for testing. Can Sunita find a way to work with animals without harming them?

    Regular price: $6.94

    • Time to Fly

    • Vet Volunteers
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    There's a flock of parrots in Zoes backyard! No one knows where they came from, but they arent as big a surprise as the sight of Zoes mother, who has just arrived from California. She wants Zoe to move back home with her something Zoe has been waiting to hear for months. But why does leaving Ambler and Dr. Macs place seem so much harder than she expected?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Jennifer K on 12-31-14

    Regular price: $6.26

    • Acting Out

    • Vet Volunteers, Book 14
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Zoe is back in Ambler after living with her mom in Los Angeles, and she doesn't know what to feel about it. It's fun to be back with the Vet Volunteers, but Zoe misses her mom, who is filming a movie in Canada. Meanwhile, there seems to be a rash of animals being poisoned by antifreeze across the town, and Zoe fears that David's new adopted cat, Rover, might be one of them.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Teacher’s Pet

    • Vet Volunteers
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Emma Woodbine
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Maggie's still getting used to middle school. One of her teachers is, too. Mr. Carlson, her new science teacher, is blind, and is working with a guide dog for the first time. Scout is a love of a German shepherd and really wants to do his job, but Maggie can tell that Mr. Carlson's still having a hard time. Maybe she can help....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!!! 👌🏻

    • By Jen Baumgartner on 03-17-16

    Regular price: $6.26

    • End of the Race

    • Vet Volunteers
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    It all starts when an injured greyhound is brought to the clinic, and Maggie and Dr. Mac learn that a neighbor is keeping sick racing dogs at her house. They come from a dog track in Connecticut. Dr. Mac, Maggie, and Taryn, the newest Vet Volunteer, travel there to check on the condition of the dogs, and Maggie and Taryn decide to get to the bottom of the mystery on their own. It's risky, but it will be worth it if they can save these greyhounds!

    Regular price: $6.94

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